Chukat: The Challenge and Gift of Death

Posted by Mike Feuer on June 26, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Chukat

There is a theme of death which runs through parshat Chukat, but its message is unclear. Rabbi Mike Feuer delves into the question of whether death is a tragedy which casts its shadow on all of life, or if it is our biggest gift? From the ashes of the red heifer to the atoning power of the loss of the righteous, this parsha explores the greatest of human mysteries.

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About Mike Feuer

Mike teaches Hasidut, Rav Kook, Halakhah at Pardes. He has learned Torah in a number of Jerusalem area institutions, including Yeshivat HaMivtar, the Mir Yeshiva and Sulam Yaakov. He received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Sulam Yaakov in conjunction with completing the Israeli Rabbinate’s laws of kashrut certification. Rav Mike is creating a wondering Jewish history podcast. To learn more on how you can support his podcast please visit Michael Feuer on Patreon. Mike also has been active in Jewish education, formal and informal, for many years. To learn more about his experiences visit the Pardes website to read more.

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